Luis Carlos Perea

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Not to be confused with Luis Amaranto Perea. ‹See Tfd›
Luis Carlos Perea
Personal information
Full name Luis Carlos Perea
Date of birth (1963-12-29) 29 December 1963 (age 50)
Place of birth Turbo, Colombia
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Centre back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1983–1986 Independiente Medellín
1987–1990 Atlético Nacional
1991–1993 Independiente Medellín
1993–1994 Atlético Junior
1994 Necaxa
1994–1995 Toros Neza 35 (3)
1996 Deportes Tolima
1998 Independiente Medellín
National team
1987–1994 Colombia 78 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Luis Carlos "Coroncoro" Perea (born 29 December 1963 in Turbo) is a Colombian retired footballer who played as a central defender.

Football career[edit]

During his career Perea played mainly with Independiente Medellín, where he would debut in 1983, and Atlético Nacional, but also had brief spells with Atlético Junior and Deportes Tolima. Abroad he represented Club Necaxa and Toros Neza in Mexico, and he won the 1989 Copa Libertadores with Nacional.[1]

During seven years, Perea played 78 games and scored two goals for the Colombia national team. This included six appearances at the 1990 and the 1994 FIFA World Cups combined.[2][3]

Perea participated in four Copa América finals, and netted his first international goal in the 1993 Copa América, in the 88th minute of the quarterfinal match against Uruguay (1–1 after 120 minutes, penalty shootout win).[4]

Personal[edit]

In 1999 Perea moved to the United States, intending to sign with the Miami Fusion or Tampa Bay Mutiny. He didn't join either club and retired from playing, but began working as a player development coach at the Miami Strike Force; he was named in a list of the top 100 prominent Latinos living in Miami.[1]

Perea is the father of Luis Alberto Perea, a professional footballer who has played in Categoría Primera A, Major League Soccer and the Chilean Primera División.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Coroncoro Perea, embajador de lujo" [Coroncoro Perea, deluxe ambassador] (in Spanish). El Colombiano. 29 April 2012. Retrieved 22 June 2012. 
  2. ^ Luis Carlos Perea – International Appearances; at RSSSF
  3. ^ Colombia – Record International Players; at RSSSF
  4. ^ "Perea marcó su primer gol con la Selección" [Perea scored his first goal with national team] (in Spanish). El Tiempo. 29 June 1993. Retrieved 22 June 2012. 
  5. ^ Herrera Correa, Jaime (20 October 2011). "Luis Alberto mantiene vigente la dinastía Perea" [Luis Alberto keeps dynasty Perea going] (in Spanish). El Colombiano. Retrieved 22 June 2012. 

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